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NDA was commissioned in 1955.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Centre opens NDA to women after SC push

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 06:03 AM IST
The development came weeks after the top court directed that women can also sit for the upcoming NDA examination while holding that the policy that restricts their entry into the elite institution is based on “gender discrimination”.
All women contingent of Indian Army during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi (PTI File Photo)
All women contingent of Indian Army during the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi (PTI File Photo)

Women can join NDA, Centre informs Supreme Court

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2021 01:39 PM IST
However, the Centre also sought exemption from allowing female candidates to appear for this year's NDA exam, their first.
General Manoj Mukund Naravane; Admiral Karambir Singh; and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. (PTI)
General Manoj Mukund Naravane; Admiral Karambir Singh; and Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria. (PTI)

3 service chiefs to check infra at NDA for women

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2021 04:17 AM IST
In an interim order on Wednesday, the Supreme Court directed the Centre to allow women to take the next entrance exam for NDA, thus far a male preserve. The entry of women will require the creation of new infrastructure and separate physical training standards, as reported by HT on Thursday.
Women's entry into the academy will require the creation of new infrastructure and separate physical training standards, people familiar with the matter said.
Women's entry into the academy will require the creation of new infrastructure and separate physical training standards, people familiar with the matter said.

NDA infra, curriculum may change for women’s entry

By Rahul Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2021 04:51 AM IST
The SC order comes nearly three decades after women were allowed to serve in select branches as SSC officers
In its interim order, the bench said women candidates will be permitted to sit for exam scheduled for September 5 (now rescheduled for November 14) and added that their admission will be subject to the final orders of the court. The court will hear the matter next on September 8.(PTI Photo)
In its interim order, the bench said women candidates will be permitted to sit for exam scheduled for September 5 (now rescheduled for November 14) and added that their admission will be subject to the final orders of the court. The court will hear the matter next on September 8.(PTI Photo)

SC allows women to appear in NDA exam

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2021 01:20 AM IST
The court’s ruling comes days before the service chiefs of the army, navy and the air force are set to visit the NDA in Pune to review facilities and arrangements for women cadets. The visit was planned earlier this month, a senior army officer said on the condition of anonymity.
The bench said that admissions will be subject to the final orders of the court.(HT File Photo)
The bench said that admissions will be subject to the final orders of the court.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court allows women to appear for NDA exam

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2021 12:44 PM IST
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by lawyer Kush Kalra which sought a direction to the concerned authorities to allow eligible female candidates to appear form examination and train at the National Defence Academy.
“The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh doing Squadron Type Push Ups at NDA. Giving serious competition to the young cadets!” the public relations officer (PRO) of the ministry of defence in Udhampur tweeted.(Twitter/@proudhampur)
“The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh doing Squadron Type Push Ups at NDA. Giving serious competition to the young cadets!” the public relations officer (PRO) of the ministry of defence in Udhampur tweeted.(Twitter/@proudhampur)

Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh does push-ups with NDA cadets

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 04:32 PM IST
The picture in which the 61-year-old admiral was seen doing the push-ups along with the cadets of the Hunter Squadron garnered widespread attention on social media.
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Nehru's lesser known facts, inspiring quotes(Twitter/IYC)
Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Nehru's lesser known facts, inspiring quotes(Twitter/IYC)

Jawaharlal Nehru death anniversary: Nehru's lesser known facts, inspiring quotes

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 12:36 PM IST
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Death Anniversary: As India pays homage to the country’s first and longest serving Prime Minister, here are some of his lesser known facts, inspirational quotes and positive messages that will make you fall in love with the beauty of the world, art, life and culture
The plea has sought a direction to the concerned authorities to allow eligible female candidates to appear in the ‘National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination’ and train at the NDA.(HT File)
The plea has sought a direction to the concerned authorities to allow eligible female candidates to appear in the ‘National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination’ and train at the NDA.(HT File)

SC notice to Centre on issue of exclusion of female candidates from joining NDA

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 04:41 PM IST
SC notice to Centre on plea raising issue of exclusion of female candidates from joining NDA
Shukla, and the others, were booked under Sections 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of Indian Penal Code(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Shukla, and the others, were booked under Sections 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of Indian Penal Code(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

CBI files chargesheet against principal of NDA

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The principal named in the chargesheet is Om Prakash Shukla. He has been booked along with five others working as teachers at the premier defence training institute
Whether it is a football match or a rifle firing competition, an encounter with terrorists or battle on the LOC, soldiers will do anything to win
Whether it is a football match or a rifle firing competition, an encounter with terrorists or battle on the LOC, soldiers will do anything to win

What I learnt from the Army: Lieutenant General Satish Dua (retired)

Hindustan Times | By Satish Dua
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 08:09 AM IST
In an exclusive story penned for HT Brunch, the former Lieutenant General says that if we don’t work together, we won’t win. If we don’t win, we die...
UPSC NDA and Naval Academy exam result 2020.(Screengrab)
UPSC NDA and Naval Academy exam result 2020.(Screengrab)

UPSC NDA and Naval Academy exam result 2020 declared at upsc.gov.in, direct link here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 01:31 PM IST
UPSC NDA and Naval Academy exam result 2020: Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check their results online at upsc.gov.in.
UPSC NDA and NA 2019 final results announced.(HT file)
UPSC NDA and NA 2019 final results announced.(HT file)

UPSC NDA and NA 2019 final results announced at upsc.gov.in

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:28 AM IST
Candidates who have appeared for the NDA and NA 2019 examination can check their final results online at upsc.gov.in.
The train from Solan to Shimla carried two candidates who were appearing for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exams today.(HT file)
The train from Solan to Shimla carried two candidates who were appearing for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exams today.(HT file)

Kalka-Shimla heritage train plys with two passengers, candidates appearing for NDA exam

Shimla | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 07:05 PM IST
“Covering the distance of 47 kilometers, two passengers travelled in this train this morning. The same train would return back in the evening and we are expecting more travellers,” Thakur said.
The East Central Railway in a press release said the station enroute will have unreserved ticket counters and tickets can also be bought on the UTS mobile ticketing app.(HT PHOTO)
The East Central Railway in a press release said the station enroute will have unreserved ticket counters and tickets can also be bought on the UTS mobile ticketing app.(HT PHOTO)

Railways to run 20 pairs of special trains for JEE, NEET exam candidates in Bihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 08:01 AM IST
Announcing the move, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said the facility will also be extended to students appearing for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam.
UPSC NDA 2020 admit card.(Screengrab)
UPSC NDA 2020 admit card.(Screengrab)

UPSC NDA 2020 admit card released at upsc.gov.in, here’s how to download

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2020 06:20 PM IST
Candidates who have registered for the UPSC NDA examination can download their admit card online at upsc.gov.in on or before September 6, 2020.
“Capt Deepak V Sathe (in photo) was from 58th course of National Defence Academy, Pune. He was from Juliet Squadron,” said Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale (Retd).(PTI Photo)
“Capt Deepak V Sathe (in photo) was from 58th course of National Defence Academy, Pune. He was from Juliet Squadron,” said Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale (Retd).(PTI Photo)

Capt Deepak Sathe, pilot of Air India Express flight, was NDA alumnus

Pune | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2020 12:26 AM IST
Twenty people were killed and several injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express flight with 191 passengers and crew on board overshot the runway and fell into a valley, breaking into two portions, on Friday evening.
HT Image
HT Image

18 AFPI cadets pass out of NDA

PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Many cadets who trained at the institute held senior appointments in the passing out course, including academy cadet Adjutant Loveneet Singh, battalion cadet Captain Rajdeep Singh and squadron cadet Captain Arunav Laroiya.
Union Public Service Commission.(HT file)
Union Public Service Commission.(HT file)

UPSC meets to review exam and CSE interview dates amid lockdown, check details

Hindsuatn Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 05:16 PM IST
As per the notification, the commission has decided to release the fresh dates for the civil service-2019 personality tests after May 3, 2020.
Sudan Block at National Defence Academy (NDA) in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Sudan Block at National Defence Academy (NDA) in Pune. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Coronavirus: NDA suspends large gatherings, expeditions

Pune | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 04:33 PM IST
All NDA cadets and personnel have been briefed and sensitised about the causes and symptoms of COVID-19 by the commanding officer of Military Hospital.
The application process for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2020 started on Wednesday, January 8 and the last date for submission of application is January 28 till 6pm.(HT file)
The application process for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2020 started on Wednesday, January 8 and the last date for submission of application is January 28 till 6pm.(HT file)

UPSC NDA (I) 2020 notification released at upsc.gov.in, check details before applying

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 01:33 PM IST
UPSC NDA notification 2020: Union Public Service Commission has released a notification inviting applications for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2020 on its official website.
UPSC NDA and NA (II) result 2019. (Screengrab)
UPSC NDA and NA (II) result 2019. (Screengrab)

UPSC NDA and NA (II) result 2019 declared at upsc.gov.in, check details here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 07:59 PM IST
UPSC has conducted the written examination on November 17, 2019.
At the NDA passing out parade, Rajnath Singh said India won’t spare anyone looking to mess with the country.(HT Photo/File)
At the NDA passing out parade, Rajnath Singh said India won’t spare anyone looking to mess with the country.(HT Photo/File)

‘Won’t spare anyone messing with India’: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 11:30 AM IST
A total of 211 NDA cadets graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University this year and Singh thanked the parents to have “given their sons” to the service of this nation.
This article aims to provide some relevant last-minute preparation tips for the upcoming NDA 2 2019.(HT file photo)
This article aims to provide some relevant last-minute preparation tips for the upcoming NDA 2 2019.(HT file photo)

NDA II Exam 2019: 10 last minute preparation tips

By Shishir Dixit
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 07:29 PM IST
NDA II Exam 2019: This article aims to provide some relevant last-minute preparation tips for the upcoming NDA 2 2019.
UPSC NDA, NA notifcation (II) 2019 today(HT File)
UPSC NDA, NA notifcation (II) 2019 today(HT File)

UPSC NDA, Naval Academy (II) 2019 registration process closing tomorrow, here’s how to apply

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will close the registration process for National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) II, 2019 tomorrow. The last date to apply is September 3, 2019.
Passing Out Parade of 136th course of National defence Academy at Khetarpal Parade ground of the NDA Khadakwasla campus in Pune, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019(HT file)
Passing Out Parade of 136th course of National defence Academy at Khetarpal Parade ground of the NDA Khadakwasla campus in Pune, India, on Thursday, May 30, 2019(HT file)

UPSC NDA Naval Academy (II) 2019: Registration begins next week, everything you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2019 01:53 PM IST
Union Public Service Commission will begin its application process for National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) II, 2019 on August 7, 2019. The last date to apply is September 3, 2019. Here’s everything you need to know.
Sudan Block at National Defence Academy (NDA) in Pune(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Sudan Block at National Defence Academy (NDA) in Pune(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

UPSC NDA NA Result (I) 2019 declared at upsc.gov.in, check here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 09:46 AM IST
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the final merit list of National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Exam (I) 2019 on its official website upsc.gov.in. The exam was held on April 21, 2019.
An Indian Military Academy (IMA, Dehradun) cadet, hailing from Karnal in Haryana, died during a training exercise, officials said on Tuesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An Indian Military Academy (IMA, Dehradun) cadet, hailing from Karnal in Haryana, died during a training exercise, officials said on Tuesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

IMA cadet, 21, dies during training drill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Anil Kumar, the uncle of the deceased, said he joined the National Defence Academy in 2016 and came to IMA, Dehradun, in January this year.
NS Dhillon is a graduate from National Defence Academy, Defence Service Staff College, and National Defence College. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force in 1981 December.(ANI)
NS Dhillon is a graduate from National Defence Academy, Defence Service Staff College, and National Defence College. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force in 1981 December.(ANI)

Air Marshal NS Dhillon appointed as new Strategic Forces Command Chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2019 08:20 PM IST
NS Dhillon is a graduate from National Defence Academy, Defence Service Staff College, and National Defence College. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force in 1981 December.
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.((Facebook/Abhinandan Varthaman))
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.((Facebook/Abhinandan Varthaman))

Who is IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 06:53 PM IST
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force.
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